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Ring out the OLD 
Ring in the NEW 



Volume XXI; Number Z 

ARCOLA, INDIANA, December 19, 1946 

Price 10 Cents 


As Christmas draws near we will 
be doing different things which we 
have been doing for years and will 
be doing for years to come. A hymn 
that you will hear sung everywhere 
you go is "Silent Night." It was writ- 
ten by a German Monk on December 
24, 1818. He gave the words to a 
friend, Franz Oreeber. who set It to 
music so that it could be used for: 
the services to be held that night. 

For centuries the voice of the bell j 
has been listened to with reverence i 
on all occasions, and Christmas is 
nn exception. The joyous peals of i 
bells and melodious strains of chimes. 1 
welcoming the birth of the Saviour, 
are happy features of the Christmas 

The popular custom of using stock- 
ings to hold gifts and goodies on, 
Christmas originated, it is said, when 
St. Nicholas dropped a purse ol 1 
money down the chimney as a gifti 
to a poor family one .Christmas Eve. ' 
Instead of falling on the hearth, the 
purse rolled into a stocking on the 
floor near by where it was found the 
next morning. 

A legendary Etory mentions thatj 
the Christmas tree wafc irrtrv auceu 
into Germany from Sweden. Long be- | 
fore the Christmas tree was thought 
of an ancient custom of adding a 
floral praise to the Christmas festiv- 
al was observed in different parts of 

The holly was criginally" the Holy 
Tree and tradition says that un- 
known before it sprang up into per- 
fection and beauty beneath the foot- 
steps of Christ when He first trod 
the earth and though man has for- 
gotten its attributes, the beasts all 
reveres it and are never known to 
injure it. 

Occasionally a lighted cross is seen 
as part of Christmas decorations. 
The symbol, however, is not in keep- 
ing with the gay spirit of Christmas 
tide. The cross reflects the sorrows 
of Good Friday and it appropriate 
to throw the shadow of the birth of 
the Babe of Bethlehem. 


Christmas morn, the legends say, 
Even the cattle kneel to pray, 
Even the beasts of wood and field 
Homage to Christ the Saviour yield. 
Horse and cow and wooly sheep 
Wake themselves from their heavy 

Bending heads and knees to Him 
Who came to earth in a stable dim 
Far away in the forest dark 
Creatures timidly wake and hark, 
Feathered bird and furry beast 
Turn their eyes to the mystic east. 
Loud at the dawning, chanticleer 
Sounds his note, the rest of the year; 
But Christmas Eve the whole night 

Honoring Christ he sings his song. 
Christmas morn, the legends says 
Even the cattle kneel to pray. 
Even the wildest beast afar 
Knows the light of the Saviour's 

And shall we, for whom He came 
Be by the cattle put to shame? 
Shall we not do so much at least 
As the patient ox or the forest beast? 
Christmas morn, oh, let us sing 
Honor and praise to the Christ the 

Sheltered first in a lowly shed, 
And cradled there where the cattle 


And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a 
decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be en- 
roiled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the Governor o 
Syria. 'And all went to be enrolled, everyone into his own city. 
And Joseph also went up from Galalee. out of the city of Nazar- 
eth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: be- 
cause he was of the house and family of David, -to be enrolled with 
Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, 
that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she 
should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and 
Wrapped Him up in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; 
because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in 
the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watch- 
es over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by 
them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and 
they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: Fear 
not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall 
be to all the people; For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is 
Christ the Lord, in the city of David, and this shall be a sign unto 
you. You shall find the Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and 
laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multi- 
tude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to 
God in the highest; and in earth peace to men of good will. And it 
came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, 
the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, 
and let us see this Word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath 
shewed to us, And they~"carrie with haste: and they found Mary 
nd Joseph, and the Infant tying in the manger. And seeing, they 
understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning 
this Child. And all that heard, wondered; and at these things that 
were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, 
pondering them in her heart. 




Again, as Christmas draws near 
we find everyone expecting some- 
thing special in the way of a Christ- 
mas present; so I'm sticking my neck 
out and making a few predictions of 
the prospective and suitable gifts for 
some of the students and teachers. 
Im letting you in on this dere Santa 
Claus, so that you won't fail me on 
Christmas Eve. 

Can't you imagine Lavera Hurley's 
surprise, if she would open a pack- 
age with a two-piece bathing suit in 
it; or perhaps you would see Arlene 
Burry opening her box to find a 
picture of her "movie star", Boh 

Next we can drop in on Donna 
Jeane Henschen and watch her open- 
ing a new bookkeeping book. 

Oh! There's Delmar Fick coming 
down stairs only to find a stick and 
a lump of coal in his stocking. Ha! 

Maurice Grim seems to be opening a 
very peculiar package. Now I know 

what it is. It's a new gadget to hook 
on his typewriter that will erase mis- 
takes as they are made. He also 
wanted a speed-metor for his type- 
writer but Santa could not find cne 

What's this Mr. Sharp has? Oh, :■ 
bunch of typing, bockkeeping, and 
business arithmetic papers to grade. 
Merry Christmas. Mr. Sharp. 

Next we find Roberta Andrew, Bob 
Blessing and Mr. Jester opening 
packages. Funny, they all seem to be 
alike. Oh, they're books entitled "How 
to Overcome Stuttering." Well, if this 
isn't Beverly Preston opening a large. 
flat package from George Bailey. It 
seems to be quite a surprise. Ha! Ha! 
It's a poster announcing "National 
Clean-up Week." 

What will Florence Rhodes find? 
' It could be a tali, dark, handsome, 
dancing boy with dark curly hair. 
Maybe it's B. H. 

his stocking! • ! A play book entitled 
"Man or Mouse." 

We find Mr. Yaggy opening a 
large package. The paper is about off 
and it seems to be some books. One 
is entitled "Hew to Play the Piano 
in Ten Easy Lessons," and the other 
book is on psychology. Knowing how 
much Mr. Yaggy knows about psy- 
chology, I don't think he'll need 
this book.' He can wrap it up and 
give it to someone else as a Christ- 
mas gift. 

Donna Hyser woke up to find a 
letter in her stocking from Bon Aire. 
It's just like a dream, waiting to 
find out if she still has her job. 

I think Mary Collins will get a 
pair of fuzzy mittens from her rom- 
bi*. Bud. you know Mary won't need 
those, especially when she's with you. 

Now, Santa Claus, please take not- 
ice and fill my predictions or I'll be 

Look what Kenny Kurtz found in left in an awful jam. 

—Denis A. McCarthy, LL.D 


The soft coal miners have struck 
twice since the beginning of this 
year. The news of a struggle may 
make historic significance is as fol- 

1. The miners struck this spring 
and asked for wage increases, & wel- 
fare fund for mine owners, and im- 
proved working conditions. 

2. The TJ. 3 Government took over 

the mines when the miners and the 
owners could not come to an agree- 
ment and then negotiated a new 
contest. The miners resumed work 
and thus ended the first strike. 

3. As a result of the Smith-Ccn- 
nally Act, the government still holds 
the miners. 

4. The U. M. W. President John L. 
Lewis, announced the termination 
of the contract and demanded term 

5. Ltrfis did not formally call a 

6. Secretary of Interior Krug held 
that Lewis could not terminate the 

contract without government con 

7. The vital question is about these 
two legal points of view. 

1. Lewis refused to take back the 
announcement that the contract was 
to be terminated. 

2. Lewis refused to obey court 
orders. The preliminary hearing was 
set for Monday, November 25. 

8. Other measures were considered 
by the government. The first is pros- 
ecution under Smith-Connaily Act 
which provides a one thousand dol- 
lar fine and a year in jail for calling 

(Continued on page 4> 


Jolly, Jolly Santa Claus, lean your 
ear this way! 

Don't tell a single soul what I'm go- 
ing to say; 
fi~ .Christmas Eve is coming soon ; 

Now you dear old man, 

Whisper what you'll bring to me, 

Softly as you can. 

When the clock is striking twelve. 

When I'm fast asleep. 

Down the narrow chimney flue 

With your pack you'U creep; 

Soon you'll find the stockings there. 

Hanging in a row, 

Mine will be the shortest one, 

Mended at the toe. 

Johnny wants a choo-choo train, 
I Susy wants a sledT 
i Nelly wanfcs a box of paint. 
: Yellow, blue and red. 
' Now I think I'll leave to you 
] What to give the rest; 

Choose for me, dear Santa Claus, 
I You will know the best. 


What will little Junior write in his 
letter to Saata ten. ye^rs hence? Will 
it be a one-man glider instead of a 
tricycle: will it be a real modern dolt 
housa for Mary, instead of just a 
cardboard one? But who knows now! 

Yes, just what will we be giving as 
Christmas presents in 1956? I sup- 
pose gifts *ill be much bigger and 
better then. Maybe Daddy will sur- 
prise Mother with one of those auto- 
matic stoves that will prepare the 
meals without any effort and work 
for Mother than the mere task of 
pushing buttons. I'll bet Daddy would 
be simply delighted with a new sport 
jacket, especially one that is crease- 
resistant, water-proof, color fast and 
anything else that will be so. wonder- 
ful In sport jackets then. Wouldn't 
Mary be happy with a new skirt that 
she wouldn't have to bother about 
preeing and brushing after each 
wearing. Now Johnny would be very 
very pleasea with a one-man glider 
so that he could stay an extra hour 
playing ball with the boy friends and 
still be home before Mother sends 
out the last call for supper. Do you 
suppose baby woulld enjoy (and Mo- 
ther, too) a self retrieving toy? Let's 
give Grandpa and Grandma an e- 
lectric-heated blanket so that they 
will stay nice and warm on those 
cold wintery nights. 

In ten years I suppose the things 
that are. strictly modem now will be 
very old-fashioned. Take such gifts 
as clothing for instance, will be 
wearing full skirts that reach our 
ankles or will they be so very slim 
and narrow that we will have to take 
two steps to get up a street curb '. ! f 
But whatever the style I'm sure we 
will all be aware of it and we will 
be able to select just the right gift 
for the whole family. 

In spite of all the new-fangled 
creations including clothing;, toys, 
games and any other gift that one 
might give or receive, won't Christ- 
mas always be a day of great re- 
joicing and happiness? 

& A 4 



Page Z 


Thursday, December 19, 1946 


Published monthly by the students of the Areola High School, Areola, Ihd. 
Volume XXI »-"7TSS>^ No ' 2 




Editor Marilyn Foor 

Co-Editofs Norma Devlin, Martha Felger 

Sports Editor Kenneth Reese 

Head Reporter Norma Jean Thiele 

Associate Reporters; Roberta Andrew, Helen Bercot. Jim Collins, MarJ- 
orie Gross, Joan Middleton, Beverly Preston. Alys Vaughn, June Vaughn, 
Carol Jean Walters, Betty Wessels, Patricia Wessels, Mary Collins 


Business Manager Donna Henschen 

Asst. Business Mgr Marilyn Foor 

Circulation Manager Delores Sowers 

Asst. Circulation Mgr June Vaughn 

Adviser Miss Betty J. White 

"Duuble lake:" 

There is a certain bpv ' know that ! want to ^ "" h V ' ry 
badly. He didn't seem to know that I was on this earth for awhile. 
I am considered verv popular with all the other boys I know, but 
I couldn't make anv headway at all with "him," until one day I 
overheard him telling some boys about a certain hair-do he par- 
ticularly liked, so I tried to fix mine that way. He then asked me 
who dug me up. 1 was so close to tears, I had to turn and run from 
him as fast as I could. - * 

That night, I had a date with a nice boy I know from out 
of town. About an hour before he was to arrive, this other boy 
called me to apologize, and to ask me to go to a dance with him. I 
accepted, and then called the out of town boy to cancel that date. 

Well, my date "stood me up." Yes, that's what 1 said, "stood 
me ui i" Wouldn't that make vou boil? The next day he made no 
effort to explain the reason for standing me up, so 1 let it go at 

A week ago, he asked me for another date. This time we 
were to go on a sleigh ride in two weeks, but I told him I would 
think it over and let hirn know my decision later on. I want to g" 
nith him very bad, but I am afraid if I accept this date, I will a- 
gain be stood up. 

What should I do. fake this chance of being stood up, or 
refuse to go with him ? 


To i>e answered in next issue. 


The custom of celebrating the 
first day of the calendar year is 
kept in almost every country. Usual- 
ly, the celebrations consist of relig- 
ious ceremonies, preceeded or follow- 
ed tjy festivities. Homes are decorat- 
ed, gifts are exchanged, and the 
compliments of the season are ex- 
tended to fiiends and even to strang- 

Well, let's get down to "brass 
tacks." Have you made your resolu- 
tions? If you haven't, get busy and 
make »>ne. Everyone makes resolu- 
tions but do we keep them? Ask 
yourself this simple question. 

Here are some of the resolutions 
that the students have made: 

Ruth ,Mannweilcr: "I -ir^salve that 
I'll try *o control • nt$ temper the 
coming year, and not get mad at any 
of the kids." 

Johnny Erickerson: "I resolve that 
there will be no more women 
Maybe one more blonde." 

Norman Devlin: "I don't make res- 
olutions as I break them anyway." 

Beverly Preston: "I resolve to be 
fifteen on my next birthday. 'That's 
one I can keep.)" 

Betty Wessels: "I resolve to let 
Artie take me to a show at least 
once a year." 

Pat Wessels: "I resolve to have all 
of my Christmas presents exchanged 
by January 1." 

Hildreth Ziitti: "I resolve not to 
loose my temper around Mr. Yaggy." 

Donna Hyser: "I resolve to help 
Hildreth with her resolutions." 

Frances Gross: "I won't make any 
resolutions as I usually break them 

Jim Collins: "I resolve II 
be in another Senior play." 

Mary Collins: "I resolve to take 
more off of teachers and people. But 
'till then? ? ? " 

Bud Ford: "I resolve that I'll nev- 
er buy another oar." 

Joretta Goble: "I resolve that I'll 
try to make better grades 

& A & 

This month we took a survey of 
Christmas songs, winter songs and 
popular songs and here's what be- 
came of it. 

As we walk down the hall at noon 
we see John Erickson, Maurice Grim 
and Bob Coleman parading like "We 
Three Kings of Orient Are." 

But wait, what do we hear? "Hark 
the Herald Angels Sing" but its on- 
ly Mr. Yaggy conducting the chorus. 

This is what we feel the teachers 
think when they call on their pet 


"Oh me. Oh My, Oh Gosh," Carl 
Giuertert thinks his girl as the 
"Girl of My Dreams." 

"All Through the Day" Bob Bles- 
sing sleeps at school. "There Must be 
a Way" to keep him awake. If he 
would take a hint from "The Coffe r 
Song" and drink some coffee i* 
might help. 

Pat Felger. why are you always 
"Pretending" as "If You Were the 
Only Girl in the World." 

We're wondering if Arlene Burry 
isn't thinking "If I'm Lucky" I'll get 
someone "Exactly Like You." Bob 
Hewen. But they say "The Best Man 
Always Wins," don't they Gerald? 

"Oh, Come Littlle Children," must 
you always get mad at noon when 
you don't get can^v bars. "They Say 
It's Wonderful" T^^et' one isn't it 
Jim Ruby? "Sooner or Later" you'll 
] | With "Time on My Hands" I was 
looking around at Anna Marie Jester 
and came to the conclusion "You ; Must be Mr 

By St. Nick 
'Twas the night before Christmas and 
. all through the house, 
Not a creature was stirring, not even 

a mouse. 
The stockings were hung by the chim- 
ney with care, 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would 
be there. 
St. Nick: 

"I started my journey with a bag 
full of 'toys,' 

To Areola High School for good 
girls and boys. 
I slid down the chimney and alas I 

did fret. 
So I'll Just give some "chimney- 
sweep" to Mr. Poinsette. 
First on my list comes the principal: 

fine man, 
A public address system for him 

would be grand. 
When over in the corner there arose 

such a clatter, 
I whirled about face to see what was 

the matter. 
And peeking around the corner all 

in a flurry, 
Were two Ace Angels, Bob Hewen 

and Arlene Burrey! 
Don't blush so, dear children (I had 

a gleam in my eye!) 
I've something special for you — 'tis 

candy Kisses, said I. 
Next on my list comes the coach, 

Mr. Sharp, I've a new buick for 

him and on that he can't harp. 
Aha! I've more visitors! Children, 

shame on you! 
I see Miss White, Mrs. Rockey, Mrs. 

Stanley and Mrs. Hittinger, too. 
But have no fear for there's gifts for 

you all, 
I've ermine and mink (and this 

story's quite tall.) 
A coon skin cap and a Daisy-Mae 

These are for Don Leffers and Jean, 

I confess. 
Say! here's a new gadget. What they 

won't think of next! 
A "temper-controller" so Mike Trah- 

in won't get vexed. 
Hark! A lark! What's that lovely 

musical sound, 

Yaggy. for at the piano 

Are Too Beautiful." he's always found. 

Well, when we hear the "Jingle Shhh! Don't tell! In you I'll have to 
Bells" (school bells) the last day of confide, 

school before Christmas vacation, , He'll get a concert Baby Grand with 
we'll "Deck the Hall" and shout "Joy ' a whistle on the side! 
to the World", for on vacation "Santa , Whew! I need a rest, but there's a 
Claus is Coming to Town." lot more to come. 

£ A ife 



By Clement MaLan 

At this season of the year, the skies are overcast, the irees 
are bare, the winds are cold, the snow flies, and we know the soils 
has yielded its harvest of grain and fruit and vegetables. Our times 
are full of the good things of life to make each dav a dav of op- 
portunity. Through Nature's' bounty, our material needs have 
been supplied, and the Christmas Season is at hand! 

We need to turn our thoughts to those spiritual values that 
cannot be measured by length, width, depth, size, or even in terms 
of the coin of the realm. Who can measure a Mother's love, or the 
height or depth of the Adoration of the Magi that night in Beth- 
lehem, long ago, when the Angels sang, "On Earth Peace, Good 
Will Toward Men?" Or who can measure the power of peace, or 
the power of good will? Eternally, in the human breast there 
surges a desire for these spiritual values of peace and good will. 
which the Prince of Peace came to bring to earth from Heaven. 
_ Your book of knowledge will profit you little unless you 
-^learn also the spirit of love and kindness-loving your neighbor as 
yourself. Your' material benefits will never satisfy you unless you 
discover thej_ luxury of giving and visaing your means for 1 the ben- 
efit of other's, "even the least of these," in a world of want! 

Strange as it sounds, there is no actual getting for oneself 
except through the giving .if oneself and one's possessions for the 
good of others. This abundant giving is the Very Spirit of Christ- 
mas! When every man learns to love his neighbor as himself, and 
to embody the Very Spirit of Christmas in his everyday life 
througtiout the year, the Golden Age will dawn and "On Earth 
Peace, Good Will Toward Men," will be a reality among men. 


It ain't the gift a feller gits, it ain't the shape ner size. 
That sets the heart to beatin' and puts sunshine in yer eyes. 
It ain't the value of the thing, ner how it's wrapped ner tied; 
It's something else aside from this that makes you glad inside. 
It's knowin' that it represents a love both deep and true, 
That someone carries in his heart and wants to slip to you. 
It's knowin' that some folks love you and tell you in this way — 
Jest sorter actin' out the things they long to say. 
It's knowin' that folks like you, that makes yon glad inside. 
So, 'tain't the gift a feller gits, ner how it's wrapped ner tied, 


"The age in which we live should be distinguished by some 
glorious_enterprise. This unfortunate generation has already paid 
its tribute to misery. WJiat calamities has it not suffered? Many 
have perished in the bosom of their country; others have been o- 
bliged to wander with their wives and children through inhospit- 
able lands." 

"Let the leaders contrive to put an end to our present troub- 
les. Treaties' of peace are insufficient for their purpose . . . We 
stand in need of some more durable plan, which will forever put 
an end to our hostilities and unite us by the lasting ties of mutual 
affection and fidelity." 

These words were not spoken by a commentator on present- 
day affairs but by Isocrates, a Greek orator who was influential in 
the fourth century before Christ. 

"Then for all coming time a peace was made." Thus Homer 
concluded his great epic, "The Odvssey," written after the end of 
the Trojan War, which occurred about 1000 B. C. 

The desire for permanent peace is, then not something mere- 
ly contemporary; it is ages old and world wide. As a former pres- 
ident of Lawrence College wrote: "It is a great and -never-ending 
quest . . . There can be no pause, no rest in its pursuit, or it van- 
ishes over the horizon, and is lost." 

Why has it nqt.been attained? Because the hearts of men 
were not dominated by the two great commandments of Jesus: ! «<«« wnen tney call on their petjwere two bells 
"Thou shalt love the. Lord thy God, . . . and thou shall love thy Pupils, "Oh. Come, All Ye Faithful." and 1160 engraved on them 
neighbor as thyself. i In our older age we'll often 'think bell which called 

There is only one thing that Christmas is symbolic of and ; of Paul Crouch as "The 
that is the birth of our Savior. In governing a nation, and for the Lighter." 
good of all, we must remember that peace on earth and good will When we refer to Lois 

toward men will never be man-made. But we will and must seek friends we find out it's "Something music on his. violin, accomp* . 
it for the rest of our lives, for it is the most highly valued treas-, old - Something New," conHmiSTiv Mr Yaeev on th P ni«n n tv.- ««, ««" 

b J "What is This Thl c °ntinuaii\. ivii. iaggy on cne^ptano. The pro- em. and I'm sure everyone enjoyed 


Do you hear a bell ringing? On the 
night of December 10, Mr. Messick 
presented an enjoyable program with 
bells of all kinds. There were musical 
bells with which he played many 
beautiful pieces of music such as 
"The Bells of St, Marys," "Bringing 
in the Sheaves." "Flow Gently Sweet 
Afton," "The Irish Lullaby, "Soloman 
Levy," 'JPop Goes the Weasel." 
"Jingle Bells," and "Doing What 
Comes Naturally." Mr. Messick's son 
was to appear with him but due to 
a heart attack was unable to make 
his appearance; therefore, Mi*. Yag- 
gy had the honor of accompanying 
him on the piano, Mr. Messick has 
played the""beRs since he was 12 years 
old and it was stated by Ripley that 
he was the only bell ringer that 
could play a song clear through with- 
out laying the bells down to rest. 
There were also many historic bells 
such as the old school bell, the din- 
ner lei), a ship's bell, a camel's bell 
which was used to keep the camels 
together, a turkey bell, and an el- 
ephant bell, which was strapped a- \ 
round the middle of the elephant to 
scare the Targe snakes away". Therr : 
with the years 1340 

Abraham Lincoln 
Old Lamp to dinner. 

To change the subject of bells Mr 
Holt's boy Messick also played a few pieces of 

Say may I just say does anyone have 

any gum? 
I've trains, and I've dolls, and I've 
toys of the best, 
For there's always a Christmas for 

the Freshman of A. H. S. 
As I've checked my list I've been 

careful to note, 
There's a special gift for a class of 

popular vote. 
Yes, It's the seniors of 1947, 
And the gift that I have will send 

them all to heaven. 
I know what they all desire because 

I'm not so dumb, 
For in their- packages are spitballs 

and bubble gum! 
Well, that's all there is I'm sorry to 

But I'll be back next year this very 

same way. 
'Guess I came down that chimney, 

but going up's quite a chore, 
So if you don't mind, 111 just use the 

This Jolly old Santa with whiskers 

so white 
Was heard to exclaim as he drove 

out of sight; 
"Now, Dasher; now. Dancer; now 

Prancer and Vixen: 
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donder and 

To the too of the porch to the top 
of the wall, 
Now, dash away, dash away, dash 

away all." 
\n* az ut in the moonlight St. Nich- 
ed c tock flight, 
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all 

r goad-night." 

ure known to God and Man. 

Love?" gram ended with £ne national anth- tie entire program. 

Thursday, December 19, 1946 



Page 3 

Mrs. Byerly's Room: 

With our many pennies and nlcklnc 
we have collected S2.04 for Junior 
Red Cross. 

We have a Christmas tree in our 
100m with all the decorations. Also 
we've drawn names for a Christmas 
exchange. And in the event we will 
have a party along with the giving 
of each other their gift. 
Mrs-Huxoll's Room: 

Joan DeWitt has withdrawn fvom 
our school and has gone to Garrett. 
We're wishing you the best of luck 
at a new school. 

A Christmas exchange and plans 
for a party have been made. We're 
going to decorate our room to bring 
in the Christmas spirit. 

The second and third grade are 
now doing Choral reading. 

Miss E r u n er's Room : 

We are all glad to see Jimmy 
Campbell again able to use his right 
arm after breaking it just above the 

Do you want to see a good game of 
checkers? Then come down to Miss 
Bruner's Room, for that is how trip 
fourth and fifth grades are usin« 
their recess periods. (No cheating 

We wil soon be making favors for 
their Junior Red Cross Project. 

Th : arithmetic workbooks which 
the children bought are helping them 
very much. 

Names were drawn on December 
2nd for the Christmas exchange 
which will be held the last Friday be- 
fore vacation, The gifts are not to 
be brought until December 18. 

A price limit of 25c to 50c has been 
set for the gifts. 

Mrs. Barett's Room: 

The sixth grade Thanksgiving post- 
ers are finished. Some very interest- 
ing pictures and designs were used 
to help us recall the Thanksgiving 
spirit of old. 

After a few days of Thanksgiving 
vacation, we are happy to be on our 
next lap of school with 100% attend- 
ance. May we keep this record. 

Plar.s are being made for a Christ- 
mas exchange. Names will be drawn 
and presents bought for that best 
friend. May the Christmas tree be 

Much fun is being enjoyed i - 
dramatizing the story "New-fangled 
Notions" from our reader. We have 
had to select those experts which 
lend themselves to dramatization, 
choose characters, and learn our 
parts. No one ever thought that the 
first telephone could have been such 
a new-fangled notion. 

OF '45 

"What dlu" you do with the Christ- 
mas gifts you received last year?" 
was the question some students were 
trying to answer this week. The fol- 
lowing are some replies from them. 

Martha Felger: "I made use of a- 
bout all of them." 

Betty Linton: "I wore most of 
them out." 

Alys Vaughn: "I wore t,hem out." 

Marlene Cox: "Let's not bring up 
ancie^i. history." 

Beverly Preston: "I'm still using 
all of fl.>di." 

Betty Wessels: "I made use o 1 them 
as long as they were usable." 

Delmar Fick: "I don't even know 
what I got." 

Gerald Burns: "Used them." 

Helen Bercot: "What I have left. T 
use all the time and it keeps my 
time for me. (My wrist watch.)" 

John Erickson: "Thanked everyone 
but Santa." 

Leo Butts: "Wrote with mine and 
played with the other." 

Donna Hyser: "it's been so long 
ago I couldnt possibly remember 
what I got, but I suppose I used ev- 

Herb Branning: "Ate all mine, ev- 
en the box." 

Maurice Grim: "Hocked them." 

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Do you have a beanie with "Areola 
Aces" written on it? If you do, you'll 
know what I am trying to tell you. 
The beanie is square. Two sides are 
green and the opposite sides are 
white. Areola Aces is written on one 
of the green sides in a substance 
that shines in the semi-darkness. 
They are made from a mixture of 
paper and cloth. The caps go very 
well with the Areola Aces' jackets 
that were sold last year. The hats 
are to symbolize that the students 
wearing them go to a grand school, 
namely, Areola. 

Almost every student has one of 
these beanies. At the ballgame be- 
tween Areola and Hoagland, the Ar- 
eola side was dotted with green and 
white heads. Hoagland was thq first 
team we played "Sifter getting our 
skull caps. 

The selling of the caps, sponsored 
by the band, netted that organiza- 
ticn v ever twenty dollars. 'They cos' 
the students thirty cents each i 
When Mr. Yaggy was asked where it 
would go, he said it was for the 
band fund. In case you haven't heard 
Mr. Yaggy is looking for instruments 
such as flutes, piccolas, oboes, alto 
clarinets, bass clarinets, bassoons and 
a phonograph. 

I think that the best thing we can 
do to boost the mor ale of our school 
is by wearing; t^P^caps to each ball 
game and other occasions at the 
school. That's all "kids^" 

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In hopes that Santa will read this 
I will give out with a bit of info' a- 
bout a few of the 'Kids" here at 
dear A. H. S. Then he can use his 
judgment as to how deserving they 
are. Don't be too harsh on them, 

Here is £E* way some of them are 
going to spend Christmas: In the 
eighth grade we have Earl Auld and 
Irlc Bridge, who plan on eating and 
sleeping, and even though it is va- 
cation, they sound plenty tSzy, and 
don't deserve' too much. Then, there 
is Darlene Rapp, who is going tc 
stay home like a good girl, so die 
down deep for one of your nicest 

Next in line we have the freshmen 
(rather freshMAN) for Bruce Ben- 
nett was the only one we could get 
to talk. He said that he was just go- 
ing to play basketball, which givas 
you an idea what he might like. 

From the sophomores, it is Gloria 
Hagan who "says" she will spend 
Christmas alone, but we know better 
'cause well-1-1-1-1. could be a junior 
boy involved, And who will be wish- 
ing their time away but Sally Gev- 
ers, (so she says). Plus the job of 
playing nursemaid to a sick uncle. It 
seems that June Vaughn and Pat 
Wessels plan on spending their time 
ice skating; if it freezes, that is. 

For the juniors: Well, Delores Sow- 
ers says she is going to have a lot of 
fun; and Betty Wessels is going to 
enjoy herself, which is the same dif- 
ference. Marjorie Gross and Helen 
Bercot both plan on making good use 

Do you want abundle of fun, pop- 
ularity and good physical health all 
in one flop. Well, lee Skate. 

What's this I hear? Weak ankles, 
I'm afraid I'll fall; ice skating costs 
too much. You scored wrong again. 
There is no such thing as a weak 
anklo unless you have had some 
former injury. The weak alibi orig- 
inated because of the thousands of 
little muscles that are working their 
fingers to the bone for the first tim-3. 

Don't wear artificial supports. Then- 
value Is of no use, really they hinder 
circulation and deprive the skating 
muscles natural development. 

Good skating will develop through 
well fitted shoes, a lot of determina- 
tion and the fundamental rules of 
the game. Relax, keep those knees 
bent and lean forward, look ahead 
of you not down at your feet. If you 
need support and no one to be had 
take along a straight back chair. If 
it is your first time skating, skate 
for five or ten minutes. Don't skate 
more than a half hour- your first 
few times This is the first time in 
your life that your conscious of hav- 
ing ankles and shins — So don't ov- 
erwork them! ! 

Now comes the dreaded part of the 
performance. This is where most 
people fall out. And I do mean fall. 
Take my avdice. it's not so bad Af- 
ter all. remember — if you never fall 
you never skate. It's as just impos- 
sible to skate without falling and 
fall without skating. See! It works 
1'oth ways. Oh! You know people 
who never fall but I bet they can't 
skate. There is an art to falling as 
well as skating. Sounds silly, doesn't 
it? But really if you get in your 
brain that I'm going to skate re- 
gardless if I fall flat on my face and 
by hooky spooky you'll skate with 
grace and poise. Low and behold soon 
you'll fall beautiful and easily. To 
fall graceful keep those knees bent, 
shouldeus-«*Drward and body relaxed. 
Now supposeVou're falling, drop one 
arm to your side, palm down so that 
the oalm hits the ice first, arm out 
in front. Now that you're sprawled 
out all over the ice and the sitting 
—cold I'll tell you how to get up. 
Take your time. Be nonchalant. 
Brace up, turn around, give those 
spectators your best smile. Turn onto 
hands and knees and in kneeling 
position on knees that's comfortable 
for you, push in with your palm, 
then in with the toe of your rear 

Many a warm friendship has been 
known to bloom on a frozen pond. 
Skating is surely more sociable than 
Ma Hong or bridge and probably 
costs less in the long run. So be a 
good Skate! ! ! 

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of the time and not waste a minute 
Df it. Good idea girls! Then from the 
boys' angle, it is Freddy Snyder. He 
is going to go to town. A girl in ques- 
tion, Freddie? 

The Senior don't seem to want 
their names "mud" so Art Gieeleman 
is the one and only boy who contrib- 
uted his say so in the matter. He 
"claims" he will spend his time 
hunting for one lonely rabbit, plus 
eating, plus being preoccupied with 
a certain neighbor, plus, well, I 
can't go on forever. 

Last, but not least, we have the 
most deserving of all. You guessed 
it the teachers! No matter how good 
or how bad they have been reach 
down deep for those extra special 
super gifts for them. If you only 
knew how much they have to put up 
with. To get back to what the teach- 
ers will be doing: Miss White and 
Miss Hittinger have agreed that t: 
stay at home and rest would be a 
(Continued on page 4) 


There is no possible wa\ to tell if the Areola Aces,, coached 
by Charles Sharp will be :i l>i^ menace to other hall teams in this 
season's playing or not. Coach Sharp is still burning the candles 
short figuring out the club and members the way he wants, them. 

Winning 2 games and Iosing~4 games out of G doesn't seem 
like a roaring team, but the team has won I/3 over. The Aces have 
a chance for a great come back yet. The Aces are working hard 
not playing good ball. When Coach Sharp gets his team to play- 
ing ball, (good ball) then those will be the "Battling Aces" to face 
other teams. 

Coach Sharp is stressing the point of good ball, speed, ef- 
ficiency, and ability; these are the three main points. He is also 
stressing sportsmanship and clean playing, some teams cannot un- 
derstand sportsmanship and clean playing. If Coach Sharp and the 
Aces don't win another game this season there's one thing that the 
team will know: — that is sportsmanship and "clean playing. 

When the team has learned these 5 points; speed, efficiency, 
ability, sportsmanship and clean playing, then it's time for other 
teams to "wake up" too. Then there will be some very interesting 
games relayed and not until then. 

The Areola Aces faced Coesse on the Coesse's floor and it 
was a losing game ; Areola 24 to Coesse's 29. On December 6 Areola 
faced Woodburn, last year's county champs, on vVoodburn's floor. 
It was also a losing game. Woodburn 46, Areola 35. 


On November 26 tthere were some 
very excited juniors. Miss White 
brought our class rings out from the 
express office' in Fort Wayne and 
they were going to be given out fifth 
period. We waited patiently for the 
fifth period when we finally received 
them. We went by alphabetical order 
and this made the ones with names 
near the end impatient because this 
would then make them last. 

Much to her disappointment Mar- 
ilyn Foor did not get her ring, but It 
will arrive later. 

The rings were satisfactory to al'. 
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Before the bus reached the school 
the girl had introduced herself and 
several of the bandsmen. 

-I'm Cynthia Renshaw," she had 
announced simply. "The skyscraper 
is Andrew Hess. This studious looking 
fellow you may have heard us call 
'the professor' is really entitled— and 
)' do mean entitled, — Gerald Huxley. 
Under the caution light, referring to 
that hair the color you'd paint a 
gasoline can, is Paul Bobbs." 

"Well, anyway, she didn't say T 
was a strawberry blonde," Paul con- 
soled himself. 

"My name is Eric Bengal, and I'm 
afraid I'll have to leave the clever 
remarks to you; they didn't teach us 
that where I came from.". 

"You'll leave. We never use the 
crdinary . King's Lingo here if we 
can think of something — a — figura- 
tive. I, guess we take our cue from 
M. C." 

"Better tell him who M. C. is, Cyn- 

"Yes, Gerard. M. C. is Mr. Cleffer 
the band director. He seems to be 
perpetually promoting something or 
glamorizing-an idea he wants to sell 
you, so one of the gang who gets a- 
round a lot, started calling him 
master of ceremony." 

"Where I came from," lamented 
Eric, "We've tried for years to get a 
band going, but all we ever produced 
was a couple of saxaphones, some 
cornets and a trombone. How hard 
is it to get into your band?" 

"Easier to crack the Rock of Gi- 
bralter! We have never had anyone 
from another school who could go 
the pace." 

"It Isn't quite that bad, Cynthia," 
put In Andy. "Let's take him to see 

There were three different styles 
of rings: spinel or ring with a set; 
the plain gold; and the three-colored 
gold ring. Three ordered blue sets 
and the other three plain gold 
were also two who did not want any. 

We didn't hear too jmany comments 
concerning them as we were too 
pleased to have them arrive ahead 
of schedule. You see they really came 
a week ahead of the designated 

It is hoped that all the juniors 
were satisfied with their, rings, at 
least, I think most of them were. 

the junior band before school starts 
and let him decide for himself." 

Eric decided that if he had been 
told he was hearing the official 
school band he would have believed 
it. But what a pained expression 
Mr.Cleffer wore when something 
sounded sour. 

"Did I do something wrong," asked 
a tuba player. 

"Oh, no, no, no!" groaned the dir- 
ector, "R isn't that. It's just that I 
don't like music I " 

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Some of you protoably never have 
thought of a thing such as Christmas 
etiquette before, but there really is 
such a thing. You have all used It 
or there would not be any Christ- 
mas cards, gifts, or all the food that 
you make especially for Christmas. 

First* I wiH start with the Christ- 
foods, which are so much a part of 
tho holiday that it wouldn't be com- 
plete without them. This is the year 
when the amateur candy maker will 
have to fill in for some of the sweets 
that are hard to find in the stores. 

All these people who have somehow 
crowded into your Christmas list 
suddenly loom in the offing, and you 
discover that either you will have to 
find a new way to divide a dollar 
biW or you shall give gifts which you 
make yourself. Now what could be 
nicer and a more welcome gift than 
a box of candy, a fruit cake, plum 
puddings, or any other delicacy that 
you make with your own hands? 

But say that you only know how to 
make fudge; that doesn't matter, 
cause you can read, can't you? Now 
the only thing you have to worry a- 
bout is that precious sugar. Here are 
a few suggestions: Stuffed fruit, pea- 
nut butter creams, mellow square, 
carmelcom, — I could go* on for pages 
naming Christmas goodies which you 
could make. You can also fix many 
tractive boxes in which you can 
present your sweets. 

The Christmas table should be 
made to look attractive as the Christ- 
mas tree. You don't want to overdo 
It, but it looks nice to have a center 
attraction such as a big bowl of 
fruit or a miniature Christmas tree, 
along with holly wreaths or mistle- 
toe- Remember, wherever you are us- 
ing candles, make sure that there 
will be no way in which it could pos- 
sibly start a fire. 

So it's only a few days before 
Christmas and you still haven't 
thought of a gift for mother, dad. 
-^jeai .-—other; here are a few sug- 
gestions for you: ■ 

You know mothers have their fluf- 
ty moments, too, so maybe you can 
get her one of those super bath sets, 
or restore to her that special bottle 
of perfume that somehow has disap- 
peared. (1 wonder how?) or you can 
give her a marvelous pouchy hand- 
bag. She never thinks of getting el- 
egant stationery for herself, but she 
would love it if someone would give 
it to her as a gift. 

I think the Head of the House 
would appreciate it very much this 
year if he did not receive any kind 
or a necktie, but would welcome a 
new pipe, billfold, or all the articles 
he uses for shaving. If your father is 
e. business man, he would appreciate 
a handsome briefcase. He would be 
just thrilled, if you would be lucky 
enough to run onto a white shirt or 
his favorite cigars. 

If brother is interested in science, 


Thursday, December 19, 1946 

get him a Chemistry Set, providing 
he doesn't blow up the house. If he 
resembles most brothers, he is con- 
stantly In a state of "no socks." They 
like all kinds of gadgets, so how a- 
bout a small pocket flashlight. 

Sis, it seems is always saying, "I 
haven't a thing to wear," so you can 
always give her clothes, jewelry and 
cosmetics. She would be grateful for 
a good looking umbrella, cheerful e- 
nough so she won't be tempted to 
leave it at home on those doubtful 

Don't forget grandmother, she will 
appreciate any little thing, such as 
a shawl, perfume, candy or fancy 

After all of this, you should be 
ready to hang up your stockings and 
enjoy visions of sugarplums on 
Christmas Eve. 


1 Christmas in lands of the fir tree 
and pine, 
Christmas in lands of the palm tree 

and vine. 
"Christmas where snow peaks stand 
I solemn and white, 
Christmas where corn fields He sun- 1 

ny and bright. 
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas 

—Phillip Brooks 

"Upon the house tops. Reindeer 
pause, down through the chimney 
comes Santa Claus." Collect in f> us 
tonight for around the world flight. 
—.Our first stop this Christmas eve 
is in England. Christmas In England 
is spent somewHal like our Fourth nf 
July. On Christmas Eve everyone 
tries to make the mcst noise. One of 
the oldest English customs is to make 
a toast to the fruit trees so that 
they will bear more fruit the next 
year. The Twelfth Night cakes are a 
great attraction and always add 
pleasure to Christmas. The boys 
find it great fun to nail the coattails 
of the spectators to the window 
frames or pinning them together. 

As we enter France we find the 
Frenchmen' working on the Christ- 
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custom. It is made of an evergreen 
branch bent Into a circle. Apples, 
nuts nnd colored eggshells are tied 
to the hoop which Is hung from the 
celling of a room, often the kitchen. 
This is the French Christmas tree. 

As we travel on, we find ourselves 
in Denmark, where we find the 
streets hung with ropes of evergreen 
and thronged with merry crowds. If 
the weather is mild, the market place 
Is usually filled with blooming plants 
for everyone must have a plant for 
Christmas. Dec. 23 is the Queen's 
birthday, and in compliment to her, 
the red and white flag of Denmark !s 
displayed, adding color to the Christ- 
mas decorations. On Christmas Eve, 
Christmas bells are rung at half 
past four and all shops are closed. 
Everyone then gathers for church 
services. After church the Danish 
families gather around ithe Christ- 
mas tree singing carols. Then comes 
the dinner, usually of duck or goose. 
Next morning there are more church 
services, then the visiting of friends 
for the rest of the day. 

In Holland we find the women of 
the house busy baking St. Nicholas 
spice cakes. These cakes are decor- 
ated with gilt and tinsel and shaped 
like boys and girls. A great feast is 
held on December 5, the night before 
Christmas, and these cakes are serv- 
ed as a treat. If the mist rises on St. 
Nicholas Day (December 6) the 
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glum, St. Martin's Day, Nov. 11, Is 
celebrated as their St. Nicholas Day. 
The Saint Is dressed as a bishop and 
visits the homes of the children, 
asking if they have been good, if 
they have, he throws down apples, 
ruts and cakes, If not he leaves a 
rod, but children hang up stockings 
filled with hay and next moring 
find presents left by the Saint in 
gratitude for the fodder provided for 
his horse. He is imagined as ridina 
a white horse. 

Now we travel back across the At- 
lantlo to Mexico. The Christmas in 
Mexico is celebrated very religiously. 
They say it took Mary and Joseph 
nine days to journey from Nazareth 
to Bethlerem, so they re-enact the 
journey each year from the sixteenth 
to tho twenty-fourth and the last 
day is. spent In feasting. The famil- 
ies go from one house to the other 
asking lodging. If they are welcomed 
they stay over night and continue 
the Journey the next morning, This 
festival is called the "Pasada" or 
sometimes "Jornadas." 

Even though we wish we might 
visit each and every country, time 
does not allow for this, however. 
Therefore we hope that everyone in 
every land may in his own way en- 
joy the "Yule Tide Season." 

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We have added three new pupil? 
to the Freshman class recently. 
Retha Fuller from North Side; Bruce 
Bennet from Coessee and Harley 
Runyan from North uudson. Indiana. 

Retha said that Areola looked 
pretty good and Harley just said, 

Bruce has returned after going a- 
bout a half a year ago, so most of 
us still know him. 

We are glad to have you kids and 
hope you like it. 


(Continued from page 1) 

a strike. The other is the possible ty- 
ing up of the thirteen-milHon dollar 
union treasury. 

In some of the recent news Lewis 
was fined ten thousand dollars for 
contempt of court and the union was 
fined three and one-half million 

During election campaigns, it was 
almost universally promised that 
taxes would be reduced at least twen- 
ty percent at once. Now many Re- 
publican leaders are calling fcr little 
or no tax reduction until decisions 
aie reached on a new budget. 

Senator Ball announced that he 
will press for a law making it illegal 
to be forced to have a union card to 
work. Amendments to the Wagner 
Act are certain to be introduced 
since there is wide belief that this 
law is too one-sided in favor of lab- 


(Continued Trom page 3) 

good way to spend their time while 
from it all by going sightseeing in 
Chicago. This Information didn't 
come from Mr. Sharp, but he wil be 
enjoying himself by spending his 
time with his wife and two children, 
we're sure. Then there is Mr. Yaggy 
who says he will be lecuperating 
from the senior play. And we can't 
forget all the others either Santa 

I guess this is all for this year, 
but I'll be back at this time a year 
from now. 'Til then, "Merry XEmas." 



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